Monday, April 20, 2009


It looks like Hollywood has found it's new "it guy" when it comes to casting the black guy. The new guy of choice seems to be Mr. Columbus Short from "Stomp the Yard" fame. Columbus' latest gig will be in the upcoming film "The Losers."

Short joins Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana in the action film about a rogue black ops team on the hunt for revenge. Sylvain White, Short's director on "Yard," is writing and directing according to THR.

Short will play Pooch, a smart-ass gunner who refers to himself in the third person and sports a tattoo of his infant daughter.

Warner Bros. will release the Dark Castle adaptation of the Vertigo/DC Comics graphic novel. Joel Silver is producing along with Akiva Goldsman, his Weed Road partner Kerry Foster and Film 44's Sarah Aubrey.

Short, most recently appeared appeared in "Cadillac Records" and "Quarantine." He stars in the Screen Gems heist film "Armored," which hits theaters in September, and is filming the Screen Gems comedy "Death at a Funeral."

Kudos to Columbus.